I first watched The Civil War when I was 8 or 9 and never since. On watching it this time, I am amazed I still remember some of it; it obviously had a big impression on me.
Last night I went to my first “live reading” of a movie script, this has become something of a trend. I wasn’t going to go initially, but my cousin was already going and the girlfriend wanted to go. I had some slight reservations, but I had enjoyed their show in the fall so much that …
You may have noticed the lack of blog posts from me during part of February. That’s because the wife and I went to Turkey. What follows is a summary of what we did.
I really wish movies like this would try just a little. Just a little.
Part travelog, part oral history, part amateur archaeological text, part memoir.
This has some great moments but on the whole it feels a little forced, for lack of a better word.
Is this mythology as history? Or maybe narrative journalism as history?
No Exit (1944) Characters: Joseph Garcin Inès Serrano Estelle Rigault Valet No Exit is iconic and important, even if it is a little obvious in retrospect and even if Sartre’s ideas have become a little cliche. (Well, that’s to his credit, isn’t it?) (9/10)